2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo Senate election

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Elections to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were held on 19 January 2007, though they had originally been scheduled for 16 January. [1] The members of the Senate were chosen through indirect election by the members of the provincial assemblies; the delay was a result of the difficulties in choosing traditional chiefs to fill the places reserved for them in the provincial assemblies. [2]

Results

Bemba, who had placed second in the 2006 presidential election, won a Senate seat from the capital, Kinshasa. [3]

PartySeats
People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy 22
Movement for the Liberation of the Congo 14
Forces for Renewal 7
Rally for Congolese Democracy 7
Christian Democratic Party 6
Convention of Christian Democrats 3
Social Movement for Renewal 3
Unified Lumumbist Party 2
Alliance of Congolese Democrats 1
United Congolese Convention 1
Democratic Convention for Development 1
Coalition of Congolese Democrats 1
Convention for the Republic and Democracy 1
DCF–COFEDEC 1
Social Front of Independent Republicans 1
Liberal Christian Democrats Union 1
National Alliance Party for Unity 1
Democratic Socialist Party 1
Democratic Social Christian Party 1
Rally for Economic and Social Development 1
Rally of Congolese Democrats and Nationalists 1
Rally of Social and Federalist Forces 1
Congolese Union for Liberty 1
Union of Mobutuist Democrats 1
National Union of Christian Democrats 1
National Union of Federalist Democrats 1
Independents26
Total108
Source: CEI

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